7 Stunning High-Rise Buildings in Portland

City Focus

There’s a reason that Portland has become super popular in recent years. Named by U.S. News and World Report as the 10th best place to live in the United States, Portland, Oregon is one of those cities that has embraced weirdness and people have flocked there as a result.

Even though the city might be best known for shenanigans like naked bike rides and delicious donuts, there are plenty of places to rise above it all and live in a stunning condo building in the sky.

Whether you’re looking for a change in scenery, are getting ready to retire and want something new, or you want to invest in a continually hot city, then these stunning Portland high rises are just what you’re looking for.

1. Waterfront Pearl

The Waterfront Pearl’s two towers stretch just 10 stories into the sky, but these modern buildings are packed with luxury amenities. Besides views of the Willamette River, the lights of downtown Portland, and the surrounding mountains, the units feature hardwood floors, wool carpeting, quartz countertops, and European kitchens. The building offers a steam room, fitness center, a conference room, and bike storage.

2. The Strand Condos

Constructed with a mix of glass, brick, and metal for a distinctly modern look, The Strand Condos is composed of two 11-floor buildings and one 13-floor building. Across the three buildings are 189 condos and 27 two-story townhomes. Besides being walking distance to restaurants, shops, and public transportation, the building has assigned parking and a concierge service for residents to enjoy.

3. John Ross

One of the more modern buildings in the city, John Ross is located in Portland’s South Waterfront District. The 32-story building features a sprawling terrace on the 5th floor. Inside the units you’ll find Viking and Bosch appliances, hardwood floors, and private terraces. The LEED-certified building has a resident desk, 24-hour concierge service, and a fitness center for residents to enjoy.

4. The Casey

The Casey is Portland’s first Platinum LEED-certified condo building, which makes it an excellent choice for those looking for eco-friendly luxury. Because the building’s 60 units are spread out across 16 floors, The Casey has an exclusive solitude to it that’s hard to find elsewhere. While most of the glitz of this place is concentrated in the units themselves, residents can enjoy a concierge service on top of a rooftop eco garden and solar panel-powered energy.

5. The Metropolitan

This glassy, glossy high rise is what most people think of when they think of a high-rise residential building. The Metropolitan is located in Portland’s infamous Pearl District and is composed of 121 condos and 15 loft-style townhomes. The building is also Silver LEED-certified thanks to its unique irrigation, natural ventilation, and more. Inside buyers will find hardwood floors, faux fireplaces, and original cabinets alongside modern kitchen appliances.

6. Eliot Tower Condos

If you’re looking to walk to the best of urban living in Portland (think dining, shopping, and outdoor recreation and transportation options), then the centrally-located Eliot Tower Condos might be right for you. The highly contemporary building features a library, a fitness center, 24-hour concierge services, and a meeting room.

7. Fountain Plaza / Koin Tower

Want an open floor plan and unbridled views of Mount Hood? Look no further than the Fountain Plaza / Koin Tower. Inside you’ll find units outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and a building that offers underground parking and 24-hour security and concierge services.

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